Axess Group secures multiple contracts with advanced PEC Eddyfi technology
Axess Groups’ latest pulsed eddy current (PEC) technology acquisition, Eddyfi Lyftᵀᴹ, has delivered rapid success for clients in the offshore production and drilling sector.
The company’s clients from the offshore drilling industry opted for this PEC technology for the inspection of insulated pressurized systems of piping for well control, high-pressure mud and high-pressure cement. This method is both cost and time efficient as it doesn’t require costly cladding removal.
The ability for Axess technicians to show real-time results to clients through C-scan mapping enables maintenance personnel to immediately decide whether cladding and insulation removal is needed for further investigation. In the case of Stena Icemax, while undergoing its Special Periodic Survey (SPS) in Las Palmas, this real-time feedback from monitoring saved a significant amount of man hours and costs during a tight yard stay schedule.
Meanwhile, Lundin Petroleum recently commissioned Axess Group to utilize PEC inspections, along with the scheduled Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) nozzle inspections, on a number of vessels and heaters on its Edvard Grieg Platform. Keeping the vessel shell’s insulation intact, the average remaining wall thickness was detected using the Lyft compensated wall thickness tool. The results of these inspections further verified the efficiency of Lyftᵀᴹ for remaining wall thickness without the requirement to remove insulation for conventional Ultrasonic Testing (UT).
Axess Group’s new contracts demonstrate how the company’s mindset of sourcing out and embracing new technologies opened new opportunities for clients who are searching for fast, reliable and cost-efficient corrosion under insulation (CUI) solutions.